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Believe it or not, not every garden needs flowers. In fact, we’ve designed and installed many beautiful properties throughout the Boston area that feature only natural grasses, shrubs, and stone. Yes, it requires a thoughtful design to make these elements harmonize without the expected colors and textures of the traditional flower gardens, but our clients love the results. Boston Design Guide has posted a great write-up on this topic featuring some of our “no-flower” work. Enjoy!
Join The Trustees – Boston Community Gardens this Saturday (July 20th) for a peek into private gardens in lovely Jamaica Plain. After a wonderful launch last year, the Second Annual Jamaica Plain Garden Tour features a new selection of lush, expansive private gardens in the Pondside neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. This year’s sites range from small DIY gardens to spacious professionally-designed landscapes, including a property designed and maintained by a Blade of Grass. Tickets are on sale now and all proceeds from the tour support Trustees’ community gardens citywide.
Looking for some professional advice regarding outdoor kitchens? Our Heather Lashbrook Jones sat down with the folks at Boston Design Guide to discuss a few of her favorite tips – from stone selection to the use of levels to create interest and a seamless flow. There many other great ideas included in their post, so be sure to check them out if you’re considering expanding your cooking to the outdoors.
Check out our “Woodland Garden” property and several other design-inspirations featured on the everything home website TheSpruce.com. Their “backyard as a living space” mantra completely aligns with ours, and it’s fun to see so many different paths (pun intended) to achieve that goal. Explore the 50 landscaping examples that show how a backyard can be transformed into everyone’s favorite space.
Join us for the Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour this Saturday (May 4) presented by the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club. You’ll get a n up-close look at six of Wellesley’s most stunning homes, highlighting a variety of styles and concepts in design. This year’s tour guests will meet the creative forces behind the houses and enjoy gourmet bites and pop-up boutiques at each home. All proceeds benefit local non-profits and scholarship programs. Get your tickets today.
a Blade of Grass has been awarded APLD’s 2019 Silver Award for Residential Design for the design and installation of our “Belmont Carriage House” property. The APLD International Landscape Design Awards Program honors excellence in landscape design. Projects in eight different categories are judged on the basis of difficulty, craftsmanship, attention to detail and execution. We are, obviously, immensely honored and proud of our amazing designers and our installation and maintenance crews. Check out the entire photo gallery of this beautiful property.
Blade’s design sales manager, Colin Hand, and senior landscape designer, Tom Wilhelm, lend their advice to Wellesley Weston Magazine‘s readers regarding improving their home’s curb appeal, without breaking the bank. Sticking with classic styles, clean lines, and creating an engaging “entry experience” are a few of their suggestions – be sure to check out the entire article to learn more about this very common question.
Every year our team gets bigger and better. And so it is again – we’re looking for talented (and fun) people to make a Blade of Grass even more amazing. If you’re a landscape architect, an experienced account or project manager, fine gardener, mason, crew leader, irrigation technician, or just have a passion for landscape design, check out our latest job postings. If you’re ready to make a great career move, apply today or call us to learn more.